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Oct 27, 2017

Jhpiego Senior MEL Officer Job in Kenya

Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings. 

To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID’s five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP) / reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced individual who has excellent organizational and technical skills, is a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Senior MEL Officer

Reporting to the MEL Specialist, the Senior MEL Officer will liaise with the county health records officers in strengthening data use. They will ensure the use of data informs decision making in the program by liaising with the program officers.

  • Provide support in routine planning and monitoring the implementation of Afya Halisi monitoring, evaluation and learning activities in the annual work plan at project, county, sub-county and community
  • Support the implementation and use of FP/RMNCAH, nutrition and WASH reporting tools, MEL standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines and job aids at county, sub-county, health facility and community levels
  • Strengthen capacity of project staff and health care workers at health facility and community levels on reporting requirements, indicator definitions and use of reporting tools
  • Provide continuous technical and mentorship support to project staff and health care workers on data management processes, data analysis skills and interpretation of indicators to meet Afya Halisi and MOH program requirements
  • Provide timely feedback and support in generating, compiling and reviewing of FP/RMNCAH, nutrition and WASH monthly and quarterly progress reports for decision making
  • Provide support in processing, review, collation and entry of data into USG’s Population, Health and Environment System on a quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis
  • Support in carrying out routine analysis of FP/RMNCAH, nutrition and WASH data and share results, performance and areas of improvement during project, county and sub-county review meetings
  • Strengthen use of data for decision making by supporting MOH to conduct FP/RMNCAH, nutrition and WASH data review meetings at various levels, including county, sub-county, health facility and community levels
  • Represent Afya Halisi project in county/sub-county stakeholder, technical working group meetings and other relevant fora
Required Qualifications
  • A first degree in Statistics, Health Records, Public Health, Social Sciences, or its equivalent
  • Professional training in M&E/DHIS and at least four years of relevant work experience
  • Working experience with MOH systems and personnel and in USAID-funded projects is an added advantage
  • Must have hands on experience in statistical analysis packages - STATA; SPSS, Epi info. 
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Ability to conceptualize and understand project needs
  • Familiarity with national and global health indicators
  • Demonstrated experience in developing M-health Solutions
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: [email protected] by 1st November 2017.

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
Please include three references with your application. 

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply

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